InfoMarch 24, 2014 · Health
American Hearing & Balance ExpandTinnitus Treatment Options in Marina del Rey CA
Tinnitus treatment options are constantly expanding as new research is conducted into this debilitating disorder.The tinnitus therapy options below are now available from American Hearing & Balance in Marina del Rey, CA.Press Release VideoLoading the player...Details(prREACH)
About fifty million Americans between 60 and 75 are suffering from a hearing disorder known as tinnitus. More prevalent in men as compared to women, the main characteristic of ringing ears is hearing tones that no one else can hear. Tinnitus often seems to indicate a condition occurring in one of the four portions of the auditory system - the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain - and consequently is more of a symptom of other conditions than a disease alone. Although it is not a type of loss of hearing per se, it is often related to other types of either conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. However, because tinnitus causes individuals to hear the buzzing or ringing sound continuously, this tends to have the effect of reducing a person's absolute threshold of hearing, which makes it more challenging to hear low-level sounds normally.
The audiologists at American Hearing & Balance in Marina del Rey, CA are regularly investigating new tinnitus treatment options to make them available locally. Tinnitus cure research is a very active field with many studies and trials completed each year. Consequently, long-time tinnitus sufferers may not always be aware of the newest solutions. The ability to offer the most up-to-date tinnitus treatment options locally in Marina del Rey, CA is a source of pride for the audiologists at American Hearing & Balance. To better disseminate tinnitus therapy information they've created a list of tinnitus treatments on their website and regularly blog about new breakthroughs in the field of tinnitus research. Readers interested in additional information on the treatments listed below are encouraged to visit the website at http://americanhearingbalance.com or call for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Most people with tinnitus have some amount of hearing loss. Hearing aids provide a double benefit of improving hearing and covering up the tinnitus. Tinnitus patients making use of hearing aids often report complete or partial alleviation of tinnitus symptoms.
Medication. Medication-based therapies approach tinnitus on two different levels. They can combat the powerful emotions and depression that are prevalent among tinnitus sufferers and also directly reduce the symptoms.
Relaxation and Counseling. Stress makes tinnitus feel worse, so learning how to relax is very helpful. Beyond learning to relax, working with a counselor for tinnitus-induced depression or anxiety can be very effective.
Maskers. Tinnitus maskers are tiny electronic devices that resemble hearing aids and are tuned to generate sounds that masks or covers up the tinnitus. Tinnitus maskers are a great choice for many individuals, offering relief from the tinnitus. The downside is that they've been known to interfere with understanding of speech.
About Dr. Keith Michaels, Au.D. Dr. Keith Michaels, Doctor of Audiology and Hearing Instrument Specialist at American Hearing & Balance, received his Masters Degree from California State University, Los Angeles and his Doctorate in Audiology at Florida University. Dr. Michaels has helped fit thousands of people with hearing aids and loves to work with people who have problems with their balance and/or vertigo.
About American Hearing & Balance: American Hearing & Balance is a family owned business providing superior hearing healthcare services in Los Angeles and surrounding communities with seven offices in Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Westchester, Torrance and Glendale. They offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing tests, hearing aid sales, and rehabilitative and counseling services for those with hearing loss. Additionally, American Hearing & Balance stocks all the most common hearing aid accessories including cleaning supplies, hearing aid batteries and cell phone adapters. American Hearing & Balance is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements and technological advancements in the hearing industry and is committed to offering the most current options to patients.
Contact: Dr. Keith Michaels http://americanhearingbalance.com
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